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Duration 3h 36m
Distance 243.9 km
Average price 65€
Frequency 17/day

Trip overview

The average train between Kassel and Cologne takes 3h 36m and the fastest train takes 2h 50m. There is a train service every few hours from Kassel to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe
  2. Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Cologne
3h 2m
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62€ - 152€

Kassel to Cologne train times

Trains run hourly between Kassel and Cologne. The earliest departure is at 14:23 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Kassel is at 20:23 which arrives into Cologne at 23:37. All services require a transfer, and take on average 3h 36m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Kassel to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Kassel Hbf and arriving at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between Kassel and Cologne is 183 km. The road distance is 243.9 km.

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Kassel to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe station.

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Kassel to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 station.

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What companies run services between Kassel and Cologne?

You can take a train from Kassel to Cologne via Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe and Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 3h 2m.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshoehe to Kamen
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Kamen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Kamen
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Kamen to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio NRW

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